Cameron engineers, designs, and manufactures flow and pressure control technologies for customers working in the oil and gas industry worldwide. A global organization provides support and delivers services using these leading technologies.
In 1922, Jim Abercrombie and Harry Cameron designed the world’s first blowout preventer (BOP) in the dust of the floor of their shop in Houston, Texas. The new invention revolutionized the fledgling drilling industry. Soon, BOPs manufactured by Cameron were being used throughout Texas and far away as Mexico and Venezuela.
In 1927, Abercrombie and Cameron went on to develop a BOP with rams that could be closed with steam or water pressure. And the firsts just kept coming. Cameron Iron Works later introduced BOPs with larger bore sizes and higher pressure ratings. In 1962, Cameron became the first company capable of designing and delivering a complete underwater drilling system. And in 1988, Cameron set a record for the delivery of sophisticated subsea BOP stack systems and electro-hydraulic multiplex (EH MUX) drilling controls systems.
In the same way Cameron's technology led the drilling industry, the company also became prominent in the land and subsea production arena. Cameron designed and delivered surface wellheads and Christmas trees, and in the early 1960s, pioneered subsea production.
As the subsea market developed, Cameron was once again at the forefront of innovation. It developed the first 15K production system, the first EH MUX control system, and the first all-electric production system. In 1993, Cameron introduced the SpoolTree horizontal production system—an innovation that has been adopted as the industry standard for horizontal subsea production.
During its history, Cameron has acquired and integrated many oilfield pioneers into its business, including W-K-M, Thornhill Craver, McEvoy, Demco, Ingram Cactus Corporation, NATCO, LeTourneau Technologies’ Drilling Systems and Offshore Production divisions, TTS Energy Division's drilling equipment business, Douglas Chero Spa, and others. These acquisitions have extended the scope of Cameron offerings to incorporate valves for upstream, midstream, and downstream applications; treatment and disposal systems for gas, oil, produced water, seawater, and solids; and state-of-the art measurement systems for a variety of industries.
Today, Cameron is part of Schlumberger Limited, delivering a comprehensive portfolio of "pore-to-pipeline" products and services to the global oil and gas industry. The company that began with a rough sketch on a dirt floor now leads the way in surface, drilling, processing, and flow control technologies, ushering a new era of oilfield innovation.
Cameron follows the comprehensive Schlumberger Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) policy. With a multicultural, worldwide philosophy that puts HSE first and foremost in the minds of our employees, our HSE vision is simple: No One Gets Hurt; Nothing Gets Harmed.
Our worldwide commitment to health, safety, and the environment runs deep. Protecting our world and workplace simply is a matter of respect, and a value shared among those who wear the Cameron name. We understand the culture of safety and environmental responsibility must be built upon a very real foundation – one of communication, high expectations, accountability, achievement, and continuous challenge for improvement. Cameron provides employees with the processes, facilities, standards, training, discipline, and work culture designed to ensure:
- A safe work environment for our employees and the communities in which we operate
- Safe products for our customers
- Environmental protection through responsible resource and waste management
- Protection of stakeholder assets
Cameron strongly promotes a healthy workforce. Across the global Cameron network, programs are implemented to encourage health consciousness and wellness. Some of these include regular health awareness presentations, immunization programs, worksite wellness challenges, medical incentives, fitness facilities, health screenings, and after-hours sporting and recreational events.
At Cameron, a safe and healthy working environment is more than a matter of policy; it’s a matter of practice. In addition to safety programs outlined in the HSE Management System, Cameron business units and facilities develop their own safety management initiatives geared toward local employees and work practices. These include HSE site committees, regular safety training sessions, employee HSE manuals, HSE compliance audits, new employee orientation programs, and incident investigation policies.
Integral to our dedication to operational excellence is a commitment to environmental sustainability. We take our role as a responsible corporate citizen seriously, and are committed to a work environment that exists in harmony with the natural environment. In addition to fully complying with all local laws, our business units also develop and maintain a number of effective environmental protection programs. These include strict waste disposal policies, waste reduction and recycling programs, and regular air and water monitoring.